Saturday, October 6, 2012

LEGO Super Heroes -The 2013 Arkham Asylum revealed!

After LEGO unveiled the next wave of Super Heroes minifigures at ComicCon earlier this summer, it was pretty much assumed there was going to be a new version of Arkham Asylum coming out in 2013. The Harley Quinn in disguise and Joker in orange jumpsuit pretty much sealed the deal in the minds of many fans. That feeling was proven correct today, as a press release is now out with the details of what looks like the biggest set yet in the Super Heroes lineup.

The 10937 Batman™ - Arkham Asylum Breakout set is 1,351 pieces and will carry a US retail price of $159.99 (CA $209.99 DE 159.99€ UK 129.99 £ DK  1399.00 DKK).

NOTE: While the press release says 1,351 pieces, the box art actually lists it as 1,619 pieces. That would be more in line with this price point, compared to what we have seen for SH sets in the past year.

Here are some of the finer details and the set description. Thanks to the good folks over at The Brothers Brick and for sharing this info:

The villains have broken out of Arkham Asylum and must be stopped!

Sound the alarm! The Joker, The Penguin, Poison Ivy and Scarecrow have escaped from Arkham Asylum with the help of Dr. Harleen Quinzel. These villains are about to wreak havoc in the streets of Gotham City! Help Caped Crusaders Batman™ and Robin swoop into action and put those good-for-nothing criminals back where they belong! Chase after the security van as it breaks through the gothic gates! Then throw each villain back behind bars in 8 highly detailed rooms.  Includes 8 minifigures: Batman™, Robin, The Joker, The Penguin, Poison Ivy, Dr. Harleen Quinzel, Scarecrow and a guard, all with assorted weapons or accessories
  • Includes 8 minifigures: Batman™, Robin, The Joker, The Penguin, Poison Ivy, Dr. Harleen Quinzel, Scarecrow and a guard, all with assorted weapons

  • Features Arkham Asylum, security gate, gothic d├ęcor, moss, vines and ice elements

  • Vehicles include security van

  • Security van features opening back doors, removable roof and stretcher

  • Arkham Asylum features opening cell doors, special Poison Ivy cell with transparent doors, the Mr. Freeze icy tower room, the Dr. Harleen Quinzel office and changing room, medical treatment room and security reception area

  • Security gate features opening double doors and security camera

  • Weapons include Batarang and kendo stick

  • Recapture the villains!

  • Break through the gate with the security van!

  • Open all of the cell doors and let the villains out!

  • Unleash The Joker from his cage restraints in the security van!

  • Arkham Asylum measures over 12" (32cm) high, 13" (34cm) wide and 5" (14cm) deep

  • Security van measures over 2" (7cm) high, 5" (13cm) long and 2" (6cm) wide

  • Security gate measures over 5" (12cm) high and 9" (24cm) wide

Some shots of the set out of the box have also been posted, which just have me even more excited for this one to come out.

I must say, this set looks absolutely amazing and is far more impressive than the original version of Arkham. It has a wide array of great play features and the minifigures are just excellent. I have a feeling waiting to pick this one up at a discount is going to VERY difficult for me.

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